So confused by my psychologist and what he is saying about my abortive meds. I am using him mostly for my questions about them since he is part of the headache clinic I’m on the wait list for their doctor and Joel knows more about headaches than my family doctor. When pain gets bad my mood nose dives and I have a very hard time handling it lately.
Last appointment Joel told me I had to treat the pain and suggest I take meds earlier when the pain reaches 6/10 and that would lower the days of 8/10 that I would spend miserable in bed and not medicating. I wasn’t taking meds because I wasn’t taking pain meds more than 10 days a month – it was a miserable life.
Well a month later, mood is better because I’m not in severe pain day after day but I used pain meds on 20 days. And Joel told me I had to stop using them so often because I had medication overuse headache and it won’t improve until I dropped the medication use down. Aaaaaaahhhhh.
No idea what to do …. I’m on preventatives, Botox, supplement, manual treatments – prolotherapy, massage, Chiro, acupuncture. I already try oils, ice and relaxation before I take the meds to see if I can lower the pain before having to use them. I hate migraines.